Myself and my wife have always discussed the option of adopting for further children rather than have another one our of own. And after watching the Panorama special http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019307z on Adoption it has cemented my desire to do so. The explanation for the show is misleading it didn't really cover so much the costs financially of the adoption process, but it certainly shed some light on the difficulties facing the children in the system. Watching a 10 year old boy with 2 younger sisters be returned from adoptive parents after 4 years because they decided they didn't want them any more (they hinted at the funding being stopped) was heart breaking. And as it stands the 3 of them might have to be split in order to find adoptive parents. The worst thing about the whole show was the fact two of the cases incldued kids who's mother had learning difficulties and had their children taking away for the childs well being. A young boy of 4 who had a foster family that wanted to adopt him couldn't go ahead because the mother wanted to fight the decision in court. The second mother has actually given birth to 7 children and they have all been taken away from her. There is just something so wrong about it all. Numbers wise, it costs the government £150 per day per child in foster care (about 800k?).We currently have 65,000 children in the system 5% of them will be adopted, 20% of those will be returned into care. Adoption figures are also at the lowest for years..... So does anyone here have any experiences with the process?? I requested an information pack straight after last nights programme, but I was wnodering if anyone had any first hand experience with it all.